386 to 486

From: Russ Blakeman <russ_at_rbcs.8m.com>
Date: Mon Jan 22 11:12:56 2001

Kingston makes a turbochip for the socketed 386's but I'm not sure if they
have a version for the surface mounts that don't have an upgrade socket.
They have full info and docs on their website.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of James Rice
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 9:51 AM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: 386 to 486

I have on of the upgrades for 386sx to 486slc. It is an evergreen design,
but only
works with certain steppings of the 386sx chip.


Cameron Kaiser wrote:

> > > Does anyone have any of the 386 to 486 upgrades that plug
> > > into the 386DX socket, usually using the TI 486SLC? I know Evergreen
> > > made such a beast, and in fact one just went up for sale on eBay.
> > > Does anyone have one they'd like to part with?
> >
> > Did TI make a 486SLC too? I thought that was an IBM-exclusive design.
> They did -- I remember the upgrade kits. Dad nearly bought one but instead
> fried our 386SX with a Cyrix co-processor which shorted out the board.
> it could have been Dad, and not the chip ;-) but we seemed to upgrade only
> when Dad destroyed the computer. The 386 went up in smoke, so Dad got a
> 486DX/40, and then that literally burned down (the board one day just
> to warp and black wisps came out the cooling vents), so we got the P75.
> The K2-450 they have now was because of Y2K fears, which turned out to be
> unfounded, so my little sister has the P75. When she gets sick of it, I'll
> use it to play old DOS games that Virtual PC doesn't like.
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